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Job listing closed on 17 Feb 2024
10 Feb 2024

Football Communications Associate

🇺🇸 Allen Park, MI, USA
0+ years exp.


The Lions, much like the city and community they represent, are built on a blue-collar work ethic that values hustle and conviction.

Ford Field, the home of the Lions since 2002 in the heart of Detroit, is part of a vibrant sports and entertainment district featuring all four major professional sports franchises. Ford Field is also home to a dedicated and passionate multi-generational fan base reflective of the innovation, creativity and drive synonymous with Detroit.

Under the leadership of Sheila Hamp, the great granddaughter of Henry Ford, the Lions have ushered in an era of rebirth focused on creating an inclusive and equitable experience for employees, partners and fans. Building off the rich and diverse history of the city, the Lions embrace transparency and value contribution from all areas of the organization. We believe in the power of a pride, and acknowledge winning together takes understanding, acceptance, and teamwork. We believe in our “we” culture and are committed to building a new tradition that Detroit and Michigan can be proud of.

One Pride. For All.

The Football Communications Associate will assist in helping to streamline daily communications between the media, players, coaches, and front office.

This is a full-time internship working approximateldy 40 hours per week, along with all home games, occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays. The internship would begin in May and will conclude at the end of the 2024/2025 season, with potential for extension into the post-season. This paid position is based at the Allen Park Training Facility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):
The Football Communications Associate will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation, the following:

Media Information and Services

  • Assist with the posting and updating of information for the team’s media website
  • Transcribe quotes from press conferences and media sessions or for additional projects
  • Assist with the production of the team’s weekly media information and media guide, including the online media guide website (
  • Monitor practice to ensure media and spectators remain in appropriate areas
  • Assist in the production of team notes and update statistics
  • Support Football Communications staff by coordinating media requests and organizing timelines for completion
  • Assist reporters in obtaining interviews with players and coaches, and coordinate teleconference interviews

Media Operations for Games & Events

  • Collaborate with internal departments to set up press conferences and execution of interviews, media availabilities, conference calls, and transcripts
  • Prepare game notes and league notes for press box distribution
  • Assist in tracking substitutions and preparing post-game notes
  • Assist the department with football research and information management for the use of social media platforms
  • Assist media operations for Training Camp and off-site practices


  • Clip and distribute Detroit Lions articles out of newspapers and magazines
  • Assist in maintaining proper archive files
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the Digital Asset Management system
  • Assist in updating digital photo and graphics archive
  • Assist with donations through acquiring autographs from players and coaches
  • Provide administrative support and answer incoming phone calls, and assisting with mail, faxes, etc.


  • A valid Driver’s License and a good driving record
  • The ideal candidate will be expected to preserve confidential information
  • Will adjust schedule as needed to meet work goals and time constraints
  • May require a hybrid of remote work as well as work out of both the Allen Park Training Facility and the Ford Field Management Office
  • Effective use of both writing and oral communication skills is required
  • Previous experience transcribing interviews and press conferences is preferred
  • Candidates must prove effective interpersonal communication skills to both internal and external audiences
  • Candidates who demonstrate an interest and experience in leveraging team statistics for media coverage will be highly considered
  • Applicants must be comfortable speaking with professional athletes and coaches in both a work setting and within the context of an interview
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer) and Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat) is required.
  • Currently pursuing or recently completed bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Communications, Journalism, Sports Management, Sports Marketing or Sports Communications
  • Previous experience in writing for publicity, publications or in the field of journalism is strongly preferred
  • Previous internship experience in Public Relations, Sports Information, Journalism, Sports Management, or with a sports organization is preferred


To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Please no phone calls or emails.